Good News for Parents: New Study Shows Kids Eating More Healthy Food at School, Throwing Less Food Away

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – A new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut shows that children are eating healthier food at school and discarding les... Read More

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS TO SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

Des Moines, IA - Prominent leaders from agriculture's diverse value chain issued an open letter to policymakers and presidential hopefuls attending the first ever Iowa Ag Summit, urging them to consider Iowa's renewable energy record in wind, solar a... Read More

Appeals Court Issues Stay On Same Sex Marriages

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals considered and granted the State’s motion to stay, putting a federal judge's ruling striking down the same sex marriage ban on hold.  Nebraska’s case is set for oral arguments in Omaha, Nebraska on May 12, 2015, ... Read More

Lyons Tractor Salvage Business Hit By Fire

Eight fire departments responded to Wednesday afternoon's fire at Northeast Tractor Salvage along Highway 77 in Lyons, Nebraska. Fire Chief Kyle Simonsen tells the 840 KTIC newsroom what they found they arrived around 1:30. "When we arrived there ... Read More

EITC vital in Rural and Small Town Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska - Today, the Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee is hearing public testimony on LB 495 - a legislative proposal that would increase the state Earned Income Tax Credit to 13 percent of the federal EITC for tax years 2016 and b... Read More

World Dairy Expo Announces New Board Leadership

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo held its annual Board of Director and Committee Meetings March 2 and 3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Major stakeholder groups from across North America provided input and policy guidance for future E... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR THURSDAY MARCH 05, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    355    Beans - 915 Oakland    Corn -    350    Beans - 915 Tekamah    Corn -    350    Beans - 915 West Point    Corn -    355    Beans - 915 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Sponsors College Students  Attendance to College Conference on Cooperatives

Lincoln, NE – 19 agricultural students and their professors from 3 different Nebraska Colleges traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota February 19-22 to learn about cooperatives under the guidance of Nebraska Farmers Union.  The participating colleges ... Read More

Agriculture Under Secretary Scuse Leads USDA Trade Mission to Southeast Asia March 9-13

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – Leaders from six state agriculture departments and 21 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Michael Scuse on a trade mission to Southeast Asia from Mar... Read More

Nebraska Banker Continues as ICBA Past Chairman

Orlando, Fla. (March 4, 2015)— After serving the past 12 months as immediate past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), Jeffrey L. Gerhart, president and chairman of Bank of Newman Grove, Newman Grove, Neb., will contin... Read More

Governor Ricketts Kicks off His First Ag Conference

Governor Pete Ricketts is holding his first Governor's Ag Conference in Kearney this week and the Rural Radio Network's Joe Gangwish gets an update from him on what he's covering during his inaugural conference. http://youtu.be/1qptcnzEoiE...... Read More